Rutgers SHP - Policies


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Responsible Executive : Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Responsible Office : SHP Office of Enrollment Management
Adopted : 6/05 Amended : 1/9/2012, 65/14 Last Reviewed : 6/2014

I. Purpose
This policy describes conditions for withdrawal from the School. It covers both official withdrawal and unofficial withdrawal.
II. Accountability
The student is responsible for adhering to the following policy in consultation with the Program Director and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The policy will be implemented by the SHP Registrar.
III. Policy

Official Withdrawal from School

A student wishing to withdraw from the school must consult with the program director, complete a
Withdrawal from School/Course form from the Office of the Registrar, on the SHP website, obtain the Program Director's signature, and file the form with the Office of the Registrar. An exit interview may be scheduled.

Students with outstanding encumbrances are not entitled to receive, or to have sent on their behalf, transcripts of their academic work until such encumbrances are satisfied.

Administrative Withdrawal from the School

A matriculated student who fails to register for a semester shall be considered to have withdrawn administratively from the school, unless he/she has obtained an approved leave of absence or maintaining matriculation status, or has officially submitted paperwork to the Program and the SHP Registrar for an official withdrawal from the School.

Administrative withdrawal from the school generally results when a student does not notify the school he/she is withdrawing. This will result in a grade of "WF" in the course or courses in progress. Under these circumstances, the student will be considered to be withdrawn from the School.

Before administering the administrative withdrawal, the student shall be notified by the Registrar or his/her designee that he/she will be given an administrative withdrawal. The student shall be given until the end of the first week of the semester from receipt of notification of the administrative withdrawal to respond in writing. If the student does not respond within that given time-frame, the administrative withdrawal will be in effect.

Students who have been administratively withdrawn and wish to return to the program will need to reapply for admission and be required to submit a new application as well as pay the application fee. Students will need to complete a new criminal background check if they have clinical experiences to complete or if required by the school. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 25% of program requirements even if fewer credits remain at the time of administrative withdraw.

     Amended: 1/9/2012, 65/14